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Cost of Living


South Dakota: Affordable and Friendly

South Dakota isn’t only an affordable place to do business; it is an affordable place to live as well. Our housing and utility costs are lower than the national average, yet we maintain a high quality for our residents.

ACCRA Index

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

 State

 Rank

Composite Index

 Grocery Items

 Housing

 Utilities

Misc. Service/Goods 

 South Dakota

 26

 98.5

 100.2

 93.8

 99.1

 102.8

 California

 49

 132.6

 112.2

 165.1

 129.2

 113.3

 New Jersey

 46

 128.5

 110.8

 165.0

 130.9

 110.2

 New York

 45

 128.3

 111.4

 124.6

 139.9

 113.6

 Massachusetts

 42

 117.8

 108

 95.3

 109.7

 105.9

 Minnesota

 33

 102.2

 100.7

 99

 106.1

 100.2

 Pennsylvania

 31

 100.7

 103.2

 90.2

 102.8

 96.2

 Illinois

 20

 96.1

 96.7

 90.1

 93.9

 95.7

 Iowa

 14

 94

 93.7 

 80.5

 107

 97.6

 Indiana

 15

 94.2

 92.1

 82.2

 97.5

 95.4

 Texas

 5

 91.0

 89.4

 83.1

 94.3

 92.6

 Nebraska

 6

 91.1

 96.7

 165.1

 129.2

 113.3




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